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times for example which currently loses money you could have transferred some of the profits from. investing in the times and if you are for example the guardian or the daily telegraph you would welcome that it's not just rival newspapers who stand to gain from murdoch's empire crumbling the b.b.c. could retake t.v. territory lost to b. sky b. and the labor party which was wounded by years of relentless attacks by murdoch papers can finally take revenge but where will all this lead in. our. own. right this is. who we should be. producing. all. this.
you know. that would suit the government just fine the british press is famous for its shop teeth and no holds barred doggedness particularly where its own government is concerned prime minister david cameron has all but shut down the press complaints commission and already talks of statutory controls to govern print journalists back in springfield mr burns's thought it as the townspeople put up their own newspaper and he's almost right we. can truly the media. rupert murdoch he is one beautiful man murdoch found as did mr perkins that you just can't buy all the newspapers those outside his control have been gunning for him think it is and this time they may have succeeded just as he looks set to consolidate control over a launch section of the e.u. case media markets the drugs being pulled out from under him and. it's only if they
hate scandal now reveals that the police have known about it for you know abbott's . haring a culture of control by the moat media got out of hand drawn to who runs a t.v. network social activist says there are parallels with some nations white. christians who can make an analogy i think on an international scale between what happens in takeovers so the united states and britain took over iraq and what do they bring the power who they employ they employ to slow slow and i think that same thing has happened in the tabloids where we have them immense power in the against murdoch and a few of the other barons and who they hire what type of boat they hire not painting every journalist with that brush but certainly if you look at the murdoch world whether it's on television where you've got paid verbal assassins like
o'reilly and hannity and the united states i don't know about britain. it's a whole culture of power and control and deception for an agenda and that engendered i think it was the gender. both in britain and the united states. we are asking what you think of the tabloids tactics and get into the story let's have a look at the numbers here and see what you're saying at r.t. dot com so far the most votes say such reporting methods are outrageous and on ethical and should be punished twenty nine percent think it's ok as long as it doesn't cross the line around the fourth believe the approach is simply meeting the modern public's demand while the rest think goes in line with society's move towards less privacy cast a vote now at r.t. dot com and here are some of the other items we have lined up for you today. the names of love and we have gotten discover why the russian prime minister has been given the bond treatment on billboards in moscow also online. the creatures in
crisis as a ferret a parrot and a monkey escaped from a siberian circus similarly because the bad summer weather is getting them down more on the furry friends in a fluster party dog. without a live from moscow now a drastic spending cuts are on the way in italy as the parliament desperately tries to fend off a spiraling debt crisis it all bodes badly for the euro italy's finance minister even compared the current troubles to that of the titanic but as financial writer patrick young told us the government may find itself in a conflict with the public that's dead set against cuts there will be one significant difference between the people who take to the streets between greece and italy and that is that greece at least thank goodness the taxi drivers don't go
on strike where is nuclei expect almost everybody is going to end up on strike and it's going to be absolutely chaotic the only way they can slip this through is perhaps because we do have this long lead in time until the cuts really start to make an impact in two thousand and thirteen but i think the problem is in the meantime large of my. the sort of the leftist opposition in italy see the fact that silvio berlusconi many of the reasons most of which are outside of the direct for school reason all right well i mean he's a wounded animal at this point in time and in some ways i think that he's going to be very difficult to hold his government to answer there are big problems in western europe behave instant beyond definitely to the east everyone not so fortunately expect further to the prices because the epidemic the contingent seems to be spreading and we have no political leadership seeming to do with that. in today's crosstalk people of eleanor's gus discuss why the leadership is so adamant about saving the euro at any cost i hear some of what's coming up next hour right
here on r.t. . lead the series go bankrupt it would be good for greece it would be good for the europe it'd be good for the world if greece went bankrupt and rose they have to pay their bills or stop the lie then you would have everybody would know it's a strong sound currency based on a strong sound economy while i'm out and go bankrupt listen in i europe in america we've had states go away grocery and cities go bankrupt we've had counties go bankrupt it didn't in the united states and it didn't in the u.s. start i'll tell you why because of the four hundred billion dollars a debt that greece has fifty percent is held by german and french banks and those countries don't want to take a second in their financial markets it's that simple. and there are clear reflections on the other side of the atlantic to president obama
has given an unyielding u.s. congress thirty six hours to raise the country's debt ceiling the deadlock so already spurred two of the three major credit rating agencies to threaten to downgrade america's aaa status but investment analyst max wolff tells us here at r.t. that one. addiction to debt is clouding both sides appetite for a real solution america's been running on debt for years this is a disaster in the making and i would liken this situation here to a cancerous tumor inside a body there's no better time to cut the cancerous tumor out as quickly as you possibly can that said the u.s. government has been running on debt for many many years and we've been raising the budget the total debt ceiling for many many years as a budget issue and we've successfully had deals struck it has become the political norm in the united states that whatever party is in the white house has to ask to raise the debt ceiling it's always been raised in the past the party that's not in the white house that's out of power screams and yells for three or four days at
most usually about how the government spending too much and should live within its means the debt ceiling demand gets raised and it's business as usual that's been the case for thirty years so we have one side in the congress right now that's the cited no increase in revenue is acceptable other side has decided that not raising revenue is unacceptable and so we've reached an embarrassing impasse that has dragged on for weeks longer than it should and is the reason that we're going to see the growing chorus of foreign and domestic voices urging congress and the white house to stop riling already strained global markets with a political impasse it's a now eleven minutes past the hour here in moscow despite treaties and agreements to curb the spread of nuclear weapons governments keep investing in perfecting their os and for some activists the danger will remain for as long as people remain apathetic later in today's program a special report tells the story of citizen crusaders who hope to sound a wake up call for countries refusing to relinquish nuclear weapons.
with the war and the going away of the soviet union many people thought that nuclear weapons disappeared. the risk is not zero that something might be going off by mistake especially when the weapons on hair trigger a lot. of the victims to use it as a threat as an extra bit but you know if you keep spending a trillion dollars a year on weapons of eventually you're going to blow everybody up you you know people are dying from these weapons but until we actually see it people don't wake up to nuclear weapons or a bill. that represents all of the firepower of the second world war this. is the equivalent. of the world's nuclear arsenal today.
welcome back you with arrest warrants have been issued for the captains of two vessels which passed by the sunken volga river cruise ship without stopping to help survivors they will reportedly face and negligence charges it comes just a day off the two people linked to the disaster arrested the head of the firm which rented out the vessel and the registrar to certify the ship suspected of violating safety regulations resulting in the deaths severely overloaded crews that went down on sunday russian republic of tatarstan killing at least one hundred fourteen people including twenty seven children the sunken ship is to be brought to the surface within the next few days he spoke to the captain. came to the aid of the simple. as we were nearing the site we began to figure out how many people there were in the water although it's hard to do because there was a lot of rubble floating around as well it was very hard to pick guard individual
people. from the amount of florida debris some people were in dreadful condition i mean you were injured that oil over there so we ended because when the ship sank the fuel oil came up to the surface and spread everywhere and covered the people that made the rescue even harder because the oil made the victims greasy and hard to get a hold to pull them on board sheen children and that condition that was particularly hard breaking. and you can watch the full interview with a captain and as many in the country are considering him to be a hero full interview with the online info at all to dot com. now the u.s. may want to be seen as the world's human rights advocate but at home and faces a growing accusations of hypocrisy thousands of professional torturers have reportedly been trained over the past sixty years with approval from the department of defense and asking for found out it's ready to export its interrogation expertise. it's been thirty years since colombian soldiers kidnapped oh
be starved and electroshock tech there out east peace about all for having a quote subversive book. but it's a memory he relives every day people have survived torture in colonial times very lucky to be able to tell the story most people get told to for the stand there and then they get shot and killed many had been disappear hector says the colombian soldiers who tortured him and later killed his brother. were trained right here on american soil at the school of the americas in four benning georgia army major joyce of blair was an instructor there i was very much in favor of the school of the americas during the cold war era but major blair says he was horrified with what his former students did with their anti-communist training in their own country the classified. army schooled in america use of the words interrogate next door assess and they do.
come in line. with all the waits for. graduates from the school of the americas have been implicated in massacres and torture throughout the hemisphere of the more than sixty thousand soldiers and police to have graduated ten thousand of them have been colombia colombia has been the largest user of the school of the americas i don't think and the. abuser of human rights in that with him is for the eighth amendment to the us constitution forbids torture and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment as does the geneva convention but they did happen there's no question that our country on the gauge and tortured sort of taught others how to do it we also rendered people we also sent people to prisons in other countries where they were in fact tortured there although congress demanded more oversight of military training programs an internal investigation by the government
accountability office showed that school of the americas manuals advocated using quote torture truth serum blackmail and execution the pentagon said it didn't know what the manuals contained because it staff advisors assigned to review them didn't speak spanish united nations special repertoire for torture one mendez himself a survivor of torture says a lack of transparency in the u.s. led to further abuse in the eighty's unfortunately. the military aid and police aid was restored and after that it's been difficult to document to what extent that includes teaching. techniques that are prohibited by law or by international law it's a legacy that sharply contrast with the u.s. rhetoric about respect for human rights abroad torture survivors and religious leaders in washington d.c. have come together to demand a full commission of inquiry into what they describe as torture practiced or enabled by the united states including in its own prisons like one time obey and by the cia when president bush says that he mortar board and he would do it again.
and he said damn right that he had ordered it. so you know it's a very serious problem for the spirit soul of our country as the myth of how many prisoners were tortured by the united states are hard to find but survivors like hector's say the numbers don't tell the full story when someone gets torture not only the person who so first torture has to deal with a big wound. because of those and that torture is also someone who has to dehumanize themselves in order through the human eyes and all of human beings but a society that. is going to pay a price a very big price as well killing for the r. t. washington d.c. . as the u.s. expands its terrorist network a broader there are now reports of secret prisons in somalia the sites officially belong to local security forces but are run and paid for by the see a journalist jeremy scahill says he's visited the person's adding that america's
mainstream media makes it hard to report on what's really going on. inside this dungeon prison there are no windows there is no sunlight there's a bedbug infestation according to prisoners who have been there mosquitoes all over the place the air is moist thick and disgusting some prisoners are said to be losing their minds there are also reports from prisoners that there were very young boys inside of the prison some people have been held for eighteen months without charge without access to lawyers without access to the red cross in fact the red cross told me that they were not aware of the prison and that they have never been given access to it i know for a fact that journalists from several major american news outlets were aware of these facilities in mogadishu and it's for those networks to answer why they've never reported on it both c.n.n. and a.b.c. have allowed their facilities their media outlets to be used as conveyer belts for the spin of the cia and that's the job of the cia and they do it well but the job
of major media outlets should not be to be a conveyor belt for the propaganda of u.s. intelligence agencies so i would leave those those questions for other media outlets as to why they're not reporting on this very serious life and death issue that has to do very much with the rule of law in this country and whether or not there's been any change when it comes to respect of international human rights laws and standards now at twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow you with all it's here let's check on some of the sounds of the world news for you the pentagon has admitted suffering one of its largest ever. with thousands of sensitive defense files stolen deputy defense secretary william lynn says all the data was taken in a single intrusion in march if it was blame an unspecified foreign government and comes after revealing a new internet strategy which treats cyberspace as operational terrain like land and sea. senior officials from some forty countries have met in istanbul to discuss libya and to try to find a political solution to the five month long conflict u.s.
secretary of state hillary clinton and nato secretary. general anders fogh rasmussen also taking part in the multinational libya contact group talks they will assess the road map for peace in libya as proposed by turkey. mexico's biggest ever marijuana plantation has been discovered by authorities two hundred fifty kilometers south of the us border it covers one hundred twenty you. could buy an advanced irrigation system last year investigators found a tunnel running from mexico to the u.s. that was fitted out with lighting ventilation and a railway to transport drugs and they also uncovered forty tons of marijuana. up today well but with all the. next is the business news with dmitri in just a moment. those. little international sanctions takes place in prose.
introductions by russian designers in the most beautiful city of central russia. this is a little unfair children's fashion show slogans like presiding over the festival. festival. this is. a warm welcome to business good to have your company russia's largest bank is expanding into europe sperm bank has agreed to buy the eastern european union. bank international is the first acquisition of its kind by russian bank business. as more details. it will be current purchase outside the former soviet union it's quite widespread bank starts of expansion plans in eastern europe it's market is
still very very similar to russia c.i.s. markets but the bank itself is the better lucrative target for the bank it's also the rest are made of fourteen billion dollars and it has the white net worth of branches across nine countries in central and eastern europe what we know by now is that today's bear bank man owns the purchase of a hundred per cent of the eastern european union bank international for estimated eight hundred forty million dollars the talks started last year but then had been complicated by the ownership structure of the bank but now the deal is expected to be closed this year and we're now hearing banks that had quarters waiting for they had a bank. to give us all the details on the upcoming deal. russia will not make concessions over its tax regime for common cause to gain membership of the world trade organization under the current rolls manufacturers which make more than
sixty percent of a vehicle in russia receive financial concessions this is intended to boost local production of cost by mr putin says the system is not open to negotiation. the requirement to sixty percent localization and production of three hundred thousand calls a year we have the position can be changed but it's a riddler and we cannot cross because we cannot abandon the interests of domestic produces. separately prime minister putin says there are plans to build a second line of the eastern siberian pacific ocean i ply the system for exporting crude oil to asian markets he also suggested another line could be added to the north korean gas pipeline which goes under the baltic sea and ends in germany gave no time frame for you to project. stay and take a look at the markets we start with commodities so while it is glad to mix the best of the suspect us fuel consumption may climb that's ahead of reports that may show
industrial production increase the g eight and consumer confidence improved in the united states. european markets are down as traders remain cautious ahead of the release of bank stress test results due out later this afternoon footsies down a notch announced that point we see. in russia pretty similar picture the markets are flat and next barely moving there before the r.t.s. my sex if we look at the main stock movers actually some outstanding stocks we've got there specially bt beats up one point four percent when i was actually losing more than one bt b.'s involved in finalizing the purchase of assets from the bank of moscow at the moment and this is creating some volatility around the stock is burbank is getting support from the news that it is finalizing the agreement to buy . some european units it's up one point eight percent rather gazprom is barely
changed. gold prices are close to record highs as investors look for a safe haven from the storm brewing in the world's biggest economies seen as a traditional store of value gold is being driven by concerns over the us debt situation and the prospect the federal reserve may print even more dollars. capital believes there's no limit to the current rally for gold. it did look like a few weeks ago that bird the price of gold was going to come in lower but in your view you're starting to see increased eurozone concerns increased inflationary concerns the prospect of more quantitative easing more stimulus spending from the from the federal reserve we thought that that finished at the end of june now in the last couple of days or so there's an increased likelihood that the federal reserve could start to print more money and that is going to go into two areas are going to go to gold and into equities are most likely gold at the moment so obviously sixteen hundred dollars would be an obvious level for gold to hit and
then you start to see some profit being taken off the table but then you could push through that and you know as there is no ceiling you could carry on going to seven hundred eighteen hundred dollars and gold stocks remain a favorite on the russian market call from also capital pick some names he thinks will continue to attract investor interest the best bets know in the market will be the gold companies. which are essentially hedge against weakness and the and other currencies pull in middle school has been doing quite well. has been doing very well a couple of ways in them such as the crow carly also quite good positions and for reasons. of internal restructuring has been outperforming the mortgage. business will be back in fifteen minutes time with an update on that.
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economy is causing reports on our. a quick summary of the headlines now a media mogul rupert murdoch is on the offensive. even as the f.b.i. over the possible phone hacking of nine eleven victims. and the e.u. to cut spending. for the leadership's efforts to keep the currency. america. rising up over the u.s. training and exporting brutal interrogators while preaching human rights to the rest of the world. fifteen minutes time we'll have
a sports update with. russia's north. hello and welcome to the program i was at the sheriff from st petersburg we'll be exploring it celeste allows the never ever i'm very small to transport also known as the venice of the north the waterways of the focal points of the city during the summer months are a great way to see that. many of simply displaced churches cathedrals museums are visible from the canal trip of the stone to staying in the city may be an ideal way
of deciding to join a visit. peter the great grand vision of the city is to create a window to your. promise one piece scarcely populated reaching the area became a fine european capital. spend another expensive construction of lavish palaces on the banks of the countless channels cutting through the city such great architects as risk truly. helps bring the dream to life centuries later as you can see in the day st petersburg the waterways and bridges still dominates the capital perched on the banks of the never river you can see how the city is set up and very spot crisscrossed by canals. a whole atmosphere. as they call us and i think it's just amazing you can take a party down the river and spend the night time it's raining nice and if you want to live it mark.